U.S. Deputy Marshal Bronco who knows Jesse James from the Civil War is given the task of finding him. Bronco tries to convince Cole Younger, a member of the infamous James gang, to turn over Jesse James, who is a heartless killer.

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Marshal Joe Shelby
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During the Civil War Captain Bronco Layne is given the task of getting a message to General Shelby. When he is captured by Union soldiers, a group of Southern guerrilla fighters led by Cole Younger and including Jesse James attack the soldiers. All are killed but one who Bronco helps. Jesse James attempts to shoot the soldier but Bronco and Cole stop him. They then attack a train at Centralia supposedly to steal ammunition but in fact Jesse only wants to kill the Union soldiers on board as there is no ammo. Bronco is unable to stop him. After the war Bronco, a U.S. Deputy Marshal, is transferred from west Texas to the Missouri area by Shelby, now a U.S. Marshal, to find Jesse James as he knows him. The Younger brothers are also wanted but not on the warrant, only Jesse. Bronco reluctantly takes the job. He rides to a farm owned by Belle Starr where he crafts a plan to get Jesse but save the others if they will cooperate but the best laid plans go awry. Written by Anonymous

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12 January 1960 (USA)  »

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"Cole Younger" calls Bronco ("Captain Layne") "Captain Cole". See more »

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Not an episode to remember
24 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The most "creative" retelling of the story of Cole Younger, Belle Starr, and Jesse James I have ever seen. Bronco is sent by his old Union Army Commander General Shelby, now a US Marshall, to see Cole Younger in order to get his help in bringing in Jesse James aka Dingus. Belle Starr wants to get married to Cole and this could be a ticket out of the criminal life. But Cole Younger is a fool for his friend. Much to the anger of Belle, Cole agrees to one last job. The payoff would be $100,000. This would enable Belle and Cole to marry, then they along with Jesse and the gang can sail for Canada and buy a big spread and live free. What could go wrong, besides breaking the law, everything. When the smoke from all the bullets clears, only Jesse escapes. Everyone else goes to jail.

About the only "fact" in this episode was that Jesse actually had the nick name of Dingus. Interesting to see James Coburn as Jesse. And if you are really old, like me, then you get a chance to see Richard Coogan as Cole Younger. Richard who? The actor who played Captain Video from Captain Video and his Rocket Rangers.


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